Sexual Health Strategies used by African-American Mothers with Early Maturing Daughters

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148677
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Presentation
Title:
Sexual Health Strategies used by African-American Mothers with Early Maturing Daughters
Abstract:
Sexual Health Strategies used by African-American Mothers with Early Maturing Daughters
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hawthorne-Burdine, Dorothy, BSN, MN, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
[Leadership session research presentation] Experimental sex is increased in children ages 8 to 12 years. Girls initiating menstruation by age 9 or 10 years are more likely to experiment with oral sex and engage in intercourse than girls menstruating at a later age.  An increasing number of African-American girls are starting to menstruate by 9 and 10 years of age and their teen pregnancy rate remains high. Yet, there is limited examination of family-based sexual health strategies used by African-American parents to manage the sexual behaviors of daughters who begin to menstruate by ages 9 and 10 years. Thematic results from a previously conducted qualitative project by the PI showed four family-based sexual health strategies centered on: (1) gender sexuality scripting, (2) cross-sex segregation, (3) parental supervision, and (4) selecting good company. A questionnaire of the four strategies including subcategories was developed and administered to African-American mothers (n=39) in three southern states.  The purpose was to learn how frequent they used the strategies to manage the sexual behavior of their 9- and 10-year-old daughters who have reached puberty and are menstruating. Descriptive analysis showed mothers were more likely to teach daughters sexual scripts on lady-like behavior (92%) and less likely to exert parental supervision by attending community and after school activities (64%) with daughters. In conclusion, quantitative analysis shows some of the sexual health strategies identified in an earlier project are being used by African-American mothers to a greater frequency than others. There is a need to further exam the strategies at a higher methodological level for interventions that can be used to foster sexual absence in girls who have a high rate of participating in sexual activities, contracting sexually transmitted diseases, and becoming pregnant prior to reaching adulthood.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSexual Health Strategies used by African-American Mothers with Early Maturing Daughtersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148677-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sexual Health Strategies used by African-American Mothers with Early Maturing Daughters</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hawthorne-Burdine, Dorothy, BSN, MN, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dhb6@pitt.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership session research presentation] Experimental sex is increased in children ages 8 to 12 years.&nbsp;Girls initiating menstruation by age 9 or 10 years are more likely to experiment with oral sex and engage in intercourse than girls menstruating at a later age.&nbsp; An increasing number of African-American girls are starting to menstruate by 9 and 10 years of age and their teen pregnancy rate remains high. Yet, there is limited examination of family-based sexual health strategies used by African-American parents to manage the sexual behaviors of daughters who begin to menstruate by ages 9 and 10 years. Thematic results from a previously conducted qualitative project by the PI showed four family-based sexual health strategies centered on: (1) gender sexuality scripting, (2) cross-sex segregation, (3) parental supervision, and (4) selecting good company. A questionnaire of the four strategies including subcategories was developed and administered to African-American mothers (n=39) in three southern states.&nbsp; The purpose was to learn how frequent they used the strategies to manage the sexual behavior of their 9- and 10-year-old daughters who have reached puberty and are menstruating. Descriptive analysis showed mothers were more likely to teach daughters sexual scripts on lady-like behavior (92%) and less likely to exert parental supervision by attending community and after school activities (64%) with daughters. In conclusion, quantitative analysis shows some of the sexual health strategies identified in an earlier project are being used by African-American mothers to a greater frequency than others.&nbsp;There is a need to further exam the strategies at a higher methodological level for interventions that can be used to foster sexual absence in girls who have a high rate of participating in sexual activities, contracting sexually transmitted diseases, and becoming pregnant prior to reaching adulthood.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:48:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:48:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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